Simonida Grubjesic, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist & Group Director, Analytical Chemistry

Mount Prospect, IL

  • Materials Laboratory


Dr. Simonida Grubjesic is Senior Consultant and Laboratory Manager. Her responsibilities include technical consulting and materials laboratory testing. Dr. Grubjesic’s professional practice focuses on forensic failure investigation of construction materials, corrosion related material failures, and solving materials-related challenges for clients coming from diverse markets.

Dr. Grubjesic’s extensive industry experience includes laboratory management, materials development, and characterization with applications in multiple industries including construction, paints and coatings, elastomers, composite and functional materials and nanotechnology. Her specialty lies in materials characterization, surface, and corrosion science. Dr. Grubjesic brings a strong proficiency in corrosion science, accelerated weathering testing, accelerated corrosion testing such as Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), and variety of other materials testing technique such as XRF, XRD, SEM, FTIR AFM, XPS, TEM, optical microscopy, and wet chemistry techniques.

Prior to joining CTLGroup, Dr. Grubjesic worked at a major chemical additive manufacturing firm where she was part of the R&D materials and corrosion department leading multiple projects involving development of organic and inorganic anti-corrosion pigment additives for industrial and architectural paints and coatings market. Dr. Grubjesic has worked on projects related to corrosion protection on metal surfaces, managed accelerated corrosion, weathering and laboratory electrochemical impedance testing. She has expertise in raw materials production, process optimization and troubleshooting as well as regulatory and commercial aspects of raw material manufacturing.

Dr. Grubjesic has spent number of years in governmental research facility designing and studying smart functional materials with emergent behaviors to solve energy conversion and storage challenges as directed by US Department of Energy. She has also worked on broad range of topics including nanotechnology and functional materials.


Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Novi Sad-Serbia, 1997

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